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Scheelhaase reacts to dad's campus ban

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase spoke publicly Tuesday night for the first time about his dad's arrest and one-year ban from campus. As you can imagine, it has been a tough time for Scheelhaase, but after practice he took the opportunity to talk about about how he'll get through it all.
CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase spoke publicly Tuesday night for the first time about his dad's arrest and one-year ban from campus.  As you can imagine, it has been a tough time for Scheelhaase, but after practice he took the opportunity to talk about about how he'll get through it all.

His dad, Nate Creer, was charged with resisting a peace officer after he was involved in an altercation with other fans during Saturday's game against Michigan State.  Creer is now banned from the U of I campus for one year.  He moved to Champaign from Kansas City just to watch his son play football, and now Scheelhaase may not see his dad in the stands at Memorial Stadium again.

"I've kept it as a family matter," said Scheelhaase.  "When you're a senior you've kind of been through the whole gambit.  You know there are going to be different distractions throughout your career.  The best thing I have is I have a bunch of people in here than are focused on this next game - focused on what we need to do every day.  When you come in here and you're surrounded by those people that you've been around for years now, it makes life real easy."
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